The Resource Die schöne Magelone, op.33, Johannes Brahms, (sound recording)

Die schöne Magelone, op.33, Johannes Brahms, (sound recording)

Label
Die schöne Magelone, op.33
Title
Die schöne Magelone, op.33
Statement of responsibility
Johannes Brahms
Creator
Contributor
Author
Composer
Performer
Subject
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Recordings of Brahms' "Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33" by non-German singers are rare. This is because the work rests on a mediaeval German legend, brought to life and adorned with the poems set here by the German novelist Ludwig Tieck; Germans, at least theoretically, are familiar with the tale, but the songs do not tell a story by themselves in the manner of a true song cycle. Marketers since Brahms' own time have tried to fill in the gaps with narration, sometimes translated into English and read by the likes of Vanessa Redgrave. But it's important to note that Brahms himself never agreed to this, and American baritone John Chest wisely omits it. The songs stand on their own, and it's not as though every other song cycle is dramatically coherent. Chest is a rising star who has trained in the U.S. (his CV includes the Moody Bible Institute), Germany, and France; he seems set to deliver strong performances in a variety of operatic and song repertories. Here he is all youthful romanticism and catches the slightly mediaeval (or madrigalist) details embedded in the songs by both Tieck and Brahms. He's aided by sensitive accompaniment from Brazilian pianist Marcelo Amaral, and by Alpha's engineering work in the Temple Saint Marcel, a brick Lutheran church often used for vocal recitals. The slightly remote sound fits the nature of the work. Chest has plenty of power, and in a song like "Verzweiflung (Despair)," he makes you wish that Brahms had finally written that opera. This is a recommended work by a young singer to watch
Accompanying matter
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • libretto or text
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1833-1897
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brahms, Johannes
Date time place
Recorded in May 2018 at Temple Saint Marcel, Paris
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Performed in German
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
John Chest, baritone; Marcelo Amaral, piano
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1773-1853
  • 1833-1897
  • 1933-1897
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tieck, Ludwig
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Chest, John.
  • Amaral, Marcelo.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baritones (Singers)
  • Songs with piano
Target audience
general
Label
Die schöne Magelone, op.33, Johannes Brahms, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Booklet contains lyrics and biographical information in German, English and French
  • Romances (15) from Tieck's "Die schöne Magelone" for voice & piano, Op. 33
Accompanying material
issued with booklet (49 pages).
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Keinen hat es noch gereut -- 2. Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut für den Feind -- 3. Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden -- 4. Liebe kam aus fernen Landen -- 5. So willst du des Armen -- 6. Wie soll ich die Freude -- 7. War es dir -- 8. Wir müssen uns trennen -- 9. Ruhe, Süssliebchen -- 10. Verzweiflung -- 11. Wie schnell verschwindet -- 12. Muss es eine Trennung geben -- 13. Sulima -- 14. Wie froh und frisch -- 15. Treue liebe dauert lange
Control code
000065327766
Dimensions
12 cm. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 58 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
3760014194313
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ALPHA 431
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1102814727
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Die schöne Magelone, op.33, Johannes Brahms, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Booklet contains lyrics and biographical information in German, English and French
  • Romances (15) from Tieck's "Die schöne Magelone" for voice & piano, Op. 33
Accompanying material
issued with booklet (49 pages).
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Keinen hat es noch gereut -- 2. Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut für den Feind -- 3. Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden -- 4. Liebe kam aus fernen Landen -- 5. So willst du des Armen -- 6. Wie soll ich die Freude -- 7. War es dir -- 8. Wir müssen uns trennen -- 9. Ruhe, Süssliebchen -- 10. Verzweiflung -- 11. Wie schnell verschwindet -- 12. Muss es eine Trennung geben -- 13. Sulima -- 14. Wie froh und frisch -- 15. Treue liebe dauert lange
Control code
000065327766
Dimensions
12 cm. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 58 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
3760014194313
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ALPHA 431
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1102814727
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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